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Dr Lisa Wade

Dean of School


Dr Lisa Wade

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Dr Lisa Wade is Dean of School at the University of Suffolk. Lisa completed her PhD at the University of Essex where she has remained an Honorary Senior Fellow within the School of Philosophy and Art History. 

Lisa is committed to the highest standards in pedagogical practice and has worked on award-winning national initiatives including the Realising Opportunities programme and has been actively involved with interdisciplinary knowledge exchange activities at both primary and secondary school level. Lisa holds a number of teaching awards and is a Senior Fellow of the former Higher Education Academy, now Advance HE.  Lisa acts as an HE Aurora role model and has been a regular guest speaker for the Women's Springboard programme; she is also a Fellow of Advance HE's Leadership Foundation. 


History: Researching History (contributor) 

Fine Art: Contextual Studies 1; Dissertation (contributor) 

Interior Architecture and Design: Reading Context; Dissertation (contributor) 

Current PhD supervision  

D. Brenan, St Catherine of Alexandria (University of Essex) 

V.Aldous, ‘The Life, Work and Influence of John Darby (with Dr H Osborne, University of Suffolk) 

M.Brenner, ‘Being Obliged in the Eighteenth-Century' (with Dr H Osborne, University of Suffolk) 

R. Yates, ‘The Monster Thesis’ (with Dr Antonella Castelvedere, University of Suffolk) 

Research interests 

Lisa is an Art Historian who specialises in the imagery of Hell and the Last Judgement in Italian Renaissance art in particular. She has appeared on TV and radio in discussion on this subject and she contributed to Phaidon's 30,000 Years of Art, and 10,000 Years of Art. She also works on the representation of women in the religious art of the Italian Renaissance, on saints and martyrs and on eighteenth-century theories of the sublime. 


'Just Des(s)erts? Crime and Punishment in the Italian Last Judgement', in The Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology, (ed.)., Michelle Brown and Eamonn Carrabine, (Routledge, 2018) 

'Justice in The Visual Arts', in The Encyclopaedia of the Bible and its Reception, (ed)., Katherine Marsengill (Vol. 14, March 2017, Berlin) 30 volumes (Walter De Gruyter Publishing, Berlin) 

Selected conference papers 

'Anna Airy', Conflits Autour du Detroit De La Fin Du Moyen Age Au XXI Siecle, Colloque Historique, Calais, 7-8th April 2018 

'Crime and Punishment in the Trecento Last Judgement', ESRC Seminar Series: Visual Criminology: Crime, Criminal Justice, & the Image, Keele University, 2014 

'Microfiction': Workshop Session Convenor and co-presenter ‘Microfiction’, HEA Conference, Brighton, 2013 

'Fear', Session Convenor (with Dr Caspar Pearson) and presenter. ‘Who’s Afraid of Hellfire and Damnation...?’ AAH Conference, Open University, Milton Keynes, 2011